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Cracked Potatoes

February 26, 2012

Cracked Potatoes are a crazy, fun and different way to prepare your red potatoes.

We started out with these standard ingredients – smaller red potatoes work best.  Ken, the season expert, added the seasonings pictured below.

red potatoes

olive oil

Sea salt, dry Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing, no-salt seasoning, italian seasoning, garlic granules and paprika.  He mixed all of these to sprinkle on the potatoes.

2 T. dry Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing

1/2 tsp. italian seasoning

1/2 tsp. garlic granules

1/2 tsp. paprika

1/2 tsp. no-salt seasoning

1/2 tsp. salt

Start with adding salt to a large pan of water.  Add whole potatoes and boil until fork-tender.

Lightly coat a baking sheet with olive oil.  Place tender potatoes on the baking sheet, leaving plenty of room between each potato.  With a potato masher, gently press down on each potato until it slightly mashes, rotate the masher 90 degrees and mash again.

Brush the tops of each cracked potato with more olive oil. (Sorry – my pans are well used!)

Sprinkle potatoes with your season mixture.  You can use the ones we did, or any of your favorite seasonings.

Bake in a 450 degree oven for 20 – 25 minutes until golden brown.

Weight Watchers:  7 oz. of potato = 4 PointsPlus.  Add in the points for the amount of olive oil used – 1 Tablespoon olive oil = 4 PointsPlus.

Recipe Source:  revised from Pioneer Woman – Crash Hot Potatoes

Full recipe without pictures

CRACKED POTATOES

red potatoes

olive oil

2 T. dry Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing

1/2 tsp. italian seasoning

1/2 tsp. garlic granules

1/2 tsp. paprika

1/2 tsp. no-salt seasoning

1/2 tsp. salt

Start with adding salt to a large pan of water.  Add whole potatoes and boil until fork-tender.

Lightly coat a baking sheet with olive oil.  Place tender potatoes on the baking sheet, leaving plenty of room between each potato.  With a potato masher, gently press down on each potato until it slightly mashes, rotate the masher 90 degrees and mash again.

Brush the tops of each cracked potato with more olive oil.

Sprinkle potatoes with your season mixture.  You can use the ones we did, or any of your favorite seasonings.

Bake in a 450 degree oven for 20 – 25 minutes until golden brown.

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